Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Used to be Decoratey

Who doesn't love a peek into a fabulous home? I see them daily in blogville and I swoon and drool with the best of 'em.

Very rarely I stumble on one that truly speaketh my language. And stumble I did, just last week. I flipped end-over-end for my friend Lara's digs. I wanted to sneak in and sit up on her perfectly craggy bar-stools. I yearned to spin the windmill with my own claw-like hand. I pined for horse photography. I wished for a last name that started with a B.

This is the cool thing about "gussying up", whether it be one's home or one's own, personal bod. Different cloaks for different folks.

I'll confess straight up - I have worn the same t-shirt thrice in one week, and I don't care who knows it. Well, I would really prefer that Tim Gunn remain in the dark on this one, but everyone else - come and get me. I dare you to call me unimaginative or misguided.

As for my home, it's working its way out of a bit of a stale era itself, partly on account of this:



Toldja.

For the rest of the story, go here and tell Lara that she really is the cat's meow.

Then whisper a little prayer for me. My favorite t-shirt is dirty and I just don't know what I'll wear tomorrow...

35 comments:

  1. Throw it in the wash and slap it right back on tomorrow...love that room, but those chairs speak to me!

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  2. Remember that pink sweater I wore on our trip to Ohio? Well, I gots it on right now as I'ze typin' and I wore it yesterday too. Chances are it's what for dinner tomorrow too - it's just one less decision I need to make right now. I used to be decoratey too - and since Ye Olde Springfield Flea Market, I'm gettin' the bug again.

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  3. I have a cream cardigan I put on every day over my pj shirt that I call my "morning" jacket. I love it and hate when it isn't clean. Then when I get dressed for the day I yearn to put it back on!
    Love the room- I collect ironstone so I could give some of those pitchers a good home!

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  4. It is the white that makes you happy and the chippy paint. When is said T dirty? 2 days? 3 days? 5 days? We need to live closer cous!

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  5. Now I get it! "In the hood"...I'm a little slow on the uptake--ha!
    Oh, how I love you, Sweet F.P.F. Girl! Thanks for making me feel good as my family looked at me as though I had lost it when I brought in the windmill...truly expressions of disbelief. 'Glad somebody likes it!
    oxoxoxoxo
    L

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  6. Oooooohh my last name starts with B, and I love that cute idea. *sigh* I used to be decoratey too... It's all these littles, I tell you!!! They take away my decoratey time! ;)

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  7. OHHHHH that house is amazing. Love the combo of colors and textures! So cool. You totally crack me up, and yet I am the other pea in your pod....I am totally a girl who wears and re-wears shirts! I will say a little clothes prayer for you, who knows maybe you will be inspired tomorrow by another shirt and you can wear it for the next three days!

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  8. Ah. You and I must be from the same country. That speaks my language, too.

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  9. Wash that shirt and just wear it again (and again and again). That's what I do. I'm with Jayme, one less decision I have to make.
    That room is {swoony} especially the windmill!

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  10. Lol! I do the tshirt thing, but with my fave pair of jeans. I get very stressed when they get dirty and I have to put then in the hamper.
    Do you know what I can't get my head around? All those celebs and very wealthy people who don't wear the same clothes twice! Don't they have favourite clothes??? That would just stress me out! Imagine not being able to wear your favourite clothes all the time.
    Nah, couldn't be a celeb. xx

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  11. I already told her. What should I do now?

    : )

    Julie M.

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  12. lara is one rockin cool lady
    i love your little tribute to her too...how cute are you i ask, how cute are you?

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  13. Love your room, and say you know how to decorate.

    I hear you with the t-shirt wearing, except when I've done really sweaty work outside, then it's time to change.

    FlowerLady

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  14. P.S. ~ I see that this is your inspiration room, not your room. I'm sure though that you still decorate and I bet it looks lovely. Enjoy what you have and where you are each and every day. You are blessed.

    FlowerLady

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  15. I shall not send the same-shirt police after you lest they come after me next! As for that home - I like having the initial of our last name around too. A nice, simple way to own a space. Now if only I could find some letters like those...

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  16. I wear the same t shirt for days too. My pants are so bad when I see someone coming down the driveway I run upstairs to change them. But not the t shirt!

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  17. Luckily I have 2 favorite T shirts! I love Lara and her style!

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  18. I heart that windmill. I tried to get my Mama to write her own blog for some time now. Her home is super fabulous & she herself is hilarious, but she will not do it. Hmmm maybe I should do a tour of her home and you can get to know the real Janie Fox, kind of like knowing the Real Slim Shady.

    PS - I really hope you were able to find something to wear today. I'd wear my paint splattered yoga pants every day if I could and at night I do :) Some nights my husband wonders how I went to work because when he gets home I'm already in them!

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  19. Girl, I won't tell Tim about your shirt if you promise not to tell him about my jeans that I wear at least four times a week.

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  20. Ok, I'm back. I just went to put on said jeans and they are dirty! Wah!!

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  21. love that table and chairs! and the windmill.
    I am sitting here in the same sweat pants I wear every darn single day, I do wash them however. It's just the life of a mom. But that's what I've always wanted to be was a mom, so I'll take sweat pants.

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  22. Day 2 of the same yoga pants for me.

    I'm not ashamed. Or smelly. I checked them before I put them on.

    Tomorrow they may walk on their own though. (And I'll probably still wear them.) :)

    That is a gorgeous photo.

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  23. This is halarius.... shew!! I'm grateful to know that I'm not the only one, out there. Sounds like there is a whole bunch of us swooners and droolers (love the room, too) who don't mind wearing the same clothes - all week.

    Hate to tell you this... but I'm so glad you backed yourself down off of the Pedestal I had you on. :) Makes me feel better... a lot better.

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  24. That is a beautiful room! Love everything about it!!
    And about the t-shirt. Just take a damp cloth and wipe off the dirty spots. You can still wear it. :)
    Hope you are having a great week!!
    Beth.

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  25. I'm off to check her out. We need to go shopping. You're in need of a t-shirt intervention:)

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  26. Beautiful room, I will have to check her out.
    Today when I picked up my little from preschool she said, Mommy, why do you always wear that blue shirt when you bring me to school? Gotta love a 4 year old!

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  27. I love you for wearing your t-shirt more than once this week :) And that room looks like it belongs to you. Especially with the milk glass vases (if that's even what you call them :))

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  28. That is a big bunch of gorgeous right there. I think you would look right at home in that room in your filthy shirt.

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  29. Dude, you are so decoratey, you don't even know it. I totally understand the coveting of the windmill. Simply. awesome.

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  30. Coming out of lurkdom to say...

    You are the most ADORABLE blogger I have come across in a long time! I mentioned you on my blog yesterday...

    You are the stuff, girlfriend. Dare I say I love you? :-)

    Grace and Peace!!

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  31. i buy mens vneck white undershirts by the 5 pack and wear them almost everyday. it's easy and that is what counts when you are a sahm/homeschooling mama to 4 littles.

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  32. Love that home! Thanks for sharing. By the way I think your home is gorgeous as well.

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